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Comment: Re:Reality... (Score 1) 356

by MechaStreisand (#44870665) Attached to: FEMA Grounds Private Drones That Were Helping To Map Boulder Floods
Are you fucking retarded? That guy, as you call him, represents FEMA and has full authority from FEMA to do what he did. There has been no overturning of this decision by higherups. By your "special" logic, no federal agency EVER does anything bad: it's always just some guy who works there. By real logic, this is FEMA's doing.

Comment: Re:Security professionals generally missing the po (Score 4, Informative) 341

by MechaStreisand (#44488401) Attached to: TOR Wants You To Stop Using Windows, Disable JavaScript
Take a look at all the certificate authorities your browser trusts sometime. Any one of those can issue a certificate for ANY website, not just those in the area where that authority. If any ONE of those authorities issues a certificate for, say, the NSA, then they can MITM your communication with any website if they're in a position to do so (and the NSA most definitely is), regardless of that website's original certificate. By default, the browser doesn't give a shit if the certificate changes. All of this makes SSL useless against a determined attacker.

Comment: Re:Q&A (Score 1) 172

Thing with paying for it, though, is that the media companies have become so thoroughly evil that even paying a small amount to them is morally reprehensible. Pay companies who don't try to change the laws to their benefit or sue their customers, sure, but the RIAA or MPAA? Not a cent. Piracy is morally better.

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